Trend micro spotlights Next-Generation cyber security at Qatar Economic Forum

Trend Micro, a global cybersecurity leader participated at the first Qatar Economic Forum held last week to increase awareness of cybersecurity in the country. The forum convened participants from the world’s leading experts and decision-makers in the fields of finance, economics, investment, technology, energy, education, sports, and climate.

During the forum, Trend Micro executives reiterated the company’s commitment to bring innovations and protect Qatari organizations in the evolving threat landscape, as technologies such as blockchain, AI and IoT are now coming into the mainstream.

Greg Young, Vice President of Cybersecurity, Trend Micro, participated in a panel discussion titled Post-Blockchain Identity: What is the Next Generation of Security?. He said “Presently, the system identities are perceived as either good or bad, but with the advent of blockchain technology, the health and posture of these identities will be effectively scrutinised. With a timely risk assessment mechanism for systems identities, devices and individuals, it will put forward a strong stance for mitigating cyber threats in the future”.

In 2020 alone, Trend Micro’s innovations blocked more than 10 million threats in Qatar. These included email threats, malicious URL attacks, malware attempts as well online related banking threats.

“Hybrid work environments and distributed workforces are offshoots of the new digital age,” said Assad Arabi, Managing Director, Trend Micro Gulf Cluster. “With the threat landscape evolving day by day, blockchain is the much-needed technology of the future that will not only prevent unauthorized access to data through encryption but will effectively mitigate cyber threats leading to a surge in the confidence and integrity of data transmitted through it. Trend Micro is at the forefront of bringing new-age technologies to secure organizations in the country and enhance their security posture.

This year the Qatar Economic Forum welcomed a global delegation of influential voices in business, finance, and economic policy, as they prepared a blueprint for the next stage of international growth. It housed 100 + speakers and advisory board members, 500+ delegates and 2000+ global attendees.